Unofficial March Shootout 2019

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  1. GuitarlCarl

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    This is an "Anything Goes" bicycle build off
    Two rules. First picture posted March 1st or later captioned "I'm in."
    Right here in this forum.
    and on March 31st or before, final picture captioned "I'm done."

    A voting thread with finished pics will be compiled afterwards.
    Posting progress pictures along the way is encouraged, we'll all be in one thread together.
    A trophy titled "Rat Supreme" will be awarded to the winner of the most votes garnered in a 1 week period.

    Carl.

    The unofficial shootout will be using the Central Standard Time zone for the beginning and end...​
     
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  2. GuitarlCarl

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    I'm in.[​IMG]

    Sent from the edge of an alternate universe...
     
  3. hamppea

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    That's a pretty nice bike as it is. Was expecting to see a bunch of parts or a POS. If that were mine I'd just change the sprocket, chain, pedals, seat, strip the guard to chrome and give it a spectacular paint job. Gonna be interesting to see how far you go. You must have some major changes in mind. Perhaps stretching the frame? I need that layback:D
     
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  4. GuitarlCarl

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    Couldn't bond with it and it failed to meet the expectations I had when I built it. So I'll be stripping it down. The fork has got to go. The stance is vaguely "Highboy" but I'm a dragster kinda guy so...

    Carl.
     
  5. hamppea

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    Really thought you'd be building around the front end. From the photo it looks superb. The frame is short is all. Looks like it must roll well. Totally see what you mean about being high though.

    Enjoy making it as close to perfect:)
     
  6. GuitarlCarl

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    Look up Aztec Jaguar in last years Build Off 13
    Frames been stretch behind the BB, fabbed the fork from parts... wedged the rear tire in by crimping the stays. It's a definite Rat.

    So are you in? We've got a month, anything goes.

    Carl.
     
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  7. hamppea

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    Carl, I'd want to surely but I'm going to Japan in less than two weeks to visit my family and wont be back til April. Gonna buy my boy some tools, hunt down parts at the LBS and build a bike together:) Hoping to find some vintage stuff there.

    Really wanted to do something unique with the Flying Wedge about now...Maybe next time around.
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    Gluck everyone,
     
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    elect.jpg I,m in .
     
  9. sandman

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    I need another beater to get a around in a few weeks . I picked up this beat up Electra Cruiser out of someones trash yesterday . The seat riser is sheared off and BB is frozen, but I should have enough parts to put it back together again quickly . We live about 20 mins from Daytona Beach and Bike week starts in a week . The best way to check out the events is by bicycle , you don't have to worry about traffic or parking . So I need a Harley themed bike I can park and leave it for a little while with out worrying about it .
     
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    back story:
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    these pics were taken when I got it at a thrift store on Long Island. haven't done anything with it since then but rob parts off it... the S-7s and chain went to a Junior Sting-Ray, the Bear Traps have been on a couple of bikes and are now on a recent strandie build, the bars and stem are on a Scrambler clone, seat was sold cheap to a friend doing an old school BMX build. current rims are the S-7s that came off the Junior; I'm not planning on using them.

    Not painting it, but I have some ideas for graphics that might look interesting. I also have some random banana-seat bike parts that I am pulling together; we'll see if I continue along that course. First order of business is to straighten the forks.

    I am guessing it was once a '77 Tornado (late '76 serial):
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    I'm glad to see some guys jumping in!
    I couldn't let my complete bike go up against all of your frame sets so I went out to the garage and torn this one down. Once I pull the headbadge, bottom cup, and crankset (tomorrow) I'll be brushing on some stripper.[​IMG]

    Sent from the edge of an alternate universe...
     
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    I'm in

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    '58 Hufffy, I believe. Started a build thread on this last May, and promptly abandoned it. Original fork was damaged by a previous owner, and the tube was too short. I pulled out this older Huffman fork that I got from Smoopy's bargain bin at one of his swap meets. Has a bit of a bend. Should be able to straighten ok.
    I have fenders but no chain guard.
    I plan on a paint job and white walls. I will need to address the rusty spokes. Solid but crappy looking.
     
  16. us56456712

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    I'm in. Old camel back Hercules that was originaly a 3 speed. It's now a poor man's single speed. I'm converting it with a Sach coaster brake wheel. 26 x 1 3/8 semi knobby tires, beautiful Persons saddle, French road bike gooseneck, vintage grips. In the 60s and 70s I used bikes like this to ride in the woods so I keep one for nostalgia. My original ones were poor mans single speeds but I'm going with a coaster. I always had two or three of these so I could loan them to friends for group rides as they had no bikes for the woods. We rode a lot of hiking trails. My friends called them "Medicine Bikes". If you rode one of these on hiking trails you would know why they got called "Medicine Bikes". This is a very simple build but I really appreciate this build off as it inspired me to take it off it's hanger and finish it. 20190302_094141.jpg
     
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  17. metalchewy

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    I made this frame a couple MBBO's ago. That setup, I had the front wheel pop out enough times, once at high speed that I tore it down and recycled components

    Needing a Bike for April 3, I figure now's a good time to assemble and paint something cool.

    I Was planning to do yardwork this morning but it was raining, so I did the first mockup. Gotta go digging for that old stingray seat. This little one will go away.

    Not sure whether to go little bars or the longer ones. I have some 3" taller and 8" taller than those in the shop. I think it's between these two.

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  18. metalchewy

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    Like the padded sissy. Might recover both with patched together leather.
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    The seat post needs to be 3" shorter. Will have to shorten it, or make another.
     
  19. metalchewy

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    I'm in. #2.

    I've had issues with my old Snyder bomber.

    Gonna build an aluminum framed and wheeled Bomber from my old Denim Sand Cruiser that I just stole the bars from....
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  20. metalchewy

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    To this.
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    Not sure if I like the knee pad here. May become handlebar crossbar pad
     

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